AAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Burke County 49, Wayne County 43: Burke County quarterback Keenan Parker had three touchdowns on the night including a 60-yard touchdown to Donquell Green to open the game. Green also had a 1-yard rushing touchdown. With this overtime win host Burke County is the winner of their region.

Carrollton 42, LaGrange 6: The Host Trojans rushed for 400 yards and quarterback Will Garrett accounted for four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing). Malik Sheppard led host Carrollton with 13 tackles and 117 rushing yards. LaGrange averted the shutout by scoring on the game’s last play on a 14-yard pass from Wynton Heard to Tavone Rivers.

Cedartown 41, Ridgeland 27: Host Cedartown had a huge game from running back Nick Chubb, who rushed for 305 yards on 28 carries with two touchdowns. The defense did its part as Darien Hargrove returned an interception 101 yards for a touchdown. Quarterback Harrison Barnett hooked up with Israel Battle for three touchdowns.

Marist 34, Carver-Atlanta 14: Marist running back Griffin King scored first with a 1-yard touchdown run and also sealed the victory with a 5-yard touchdown run late in the fourth. Chase Martenson had a pair of 1-yard rushing touchdown runs for the host War Eagles. Joey Gogel made two field goals including a 50-yard field goal right before halftime.

Monroe Area 47, Eastside 19: The visiting Eagles were no match for Monroe Area’s Kwan Brooks, who scored three times on runs of 24, 30 and five yards. Stanton Truitt scored touchdowns of 36 and 33 yards out for the Hurricanes. Eastside’s Austin Holloway threw two touchdown passes in the loss.

Statesboro 45, Glenn Hills 18: The host Spartans took a surprising 6-0 first-quarter lead on Statesboro. The Blue Devils answered quickly with touchdown runs of 14 and six yards by Zach Grant. Michael Nordeoff had a key interception for Statesboro and the Blue Devils cruised to an easy victory.

Stockbridge 31, Upson-Lee 7: Stockbridge relied on running back Malik Bryant, who found the endzone twice tonight and carried the ball 17 times. Tyler Pritchard came up with an interception for host Stockbridge and returned it 40 yards to set up a Maetron Thomas rushing touchdown. Javon Brandon scored Stockbridge’s final touchdown on a 5-yard rush.

Stone Mountain 27, Therrell 0: The visiting Pirates ended their season on a high note with a shutout of Therrell. The Pirates built a comfortable 13-0 halftime lead, as freshman quarterback D’Vonn Gibbons threw two touchdown passes. Jahvez Mitchell, Robert Sims and Gaston Kangni each scored one touchdown for Stone Mountain.

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purple hurricanes baby

November 8th, 2013
10:27 pm

Monroe Area will smoke everybody in the playoffs. They have virtually destroyed EVERY team this year……Go Canes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ibleedblueandorange

November 8th, 2013
10:42 pm

Region 2 champion Veterans High from Bonaire will be a huge threat. They don’t even have a true graduating class yet. Proud of that team. Go Warhawks!

bear_backer

November 8th, 2013
10:43 pm

Hold on a minute there purple hurricanes baby…The Mighty Griffin Bears will see your bluff and OUST you. Griffin has one of the most prolific scoring teams in Georgia this year regardless of classification. ….Check the record for scores for proof. GO BEARS!!

Big cat 84

November 8th, 2013
11:19 pm

Lol funny.. Monroe destroy everyone huh?? Guess sandy creek isn’t playing in the playoffs this year!!! You guys are hilarious!!

trojan power

November 8th, 2013
11:55 pm

To bad Monroe has to play Carrollton Round 2. Quick exit for them purple hurricanes. Its not Fair!!! Yall had a great season though,

Old Bear

November 9th, 2013
12:33 am

Monroe Area has outscored their opponents 51-12. Griffin has outscored their foes 45-9. If the two meet in the playoffs something has to give. Griffin has yet to allow a team to come within 20 points of them in a game. That’s outstanding, but comes with a burden – the Bears have played with a fast clock almost every game this season. When they do get challenged (and they WILL in the playoffs), it will be interesting how they handle the pressure. As an alum, I certainly hope they respond positively. This year’s edition appears to be one of their most talented and special teams the school has ever produced, including the 1976, 1978 and 1980 teams that played for the state championship, sharing it with heavily favored Valdosta in ‘78. We’ve had some great teams since 2000, as well, but none as good as this bunch.

And, for the record, I’m not dismissing Sandy Creek. I’m not omitting any team when it comes to the playoffs. That’s a good recipe for cooking up an early exit.

Old Bear

November 9th, 2013
12:35 am

Congratulations to Veterans High – I was unaware that they are such a new school. Good luck unless and until you meet up with Griffin.

bear_backer

November 9th, 2013
12:44 am

Well…since Griffin and Monroe Area are on opposite sides of the bracket, the only way to find out who is the most potent would be in the championship game. GO BEARS!!!

yawner

November 9th, 2013
1:54 am

MA goes home after RD2. Griffin after RD3. Sandy Creek vs Carrollton in the dome

bear_backer

November 9th, 2013
2:16 am

The way Carrollton looked against Sandy Creek, IF (big IF) they get by Monroe Area, they could easily get exposed by a Stockbridge or Westover. I dont see them getting another shot at Sandy Creek. Keep on dreaming yawner.

Old Bear

November 9th, 2013
4:00 am

I don’t think any team in AAAA has separated itself from the rest of the classification. There are several outstanding programs but, unlike Buford in AAA, no particular team has been clearly established as a front-runner. As mentioned in previous posts, Sandy Creek, Carrollton, Monroe Area, and Griffin are legitimate contenders. Statesboro and Marist are a couple of others capable of taking the state title in AAAA, too. Obviously, I’d love for Griffin to take the stat title.

In AAAAA, Tucker hasn’t won by huge margins all season but they have taken on an apparently difficult schedule, going undefeated in the process. That’s not a guarantee of success in the playoffs in that classification, however. Close wins over quality programs instill confidence and character, but one slip-up is very possible since Tucker plays all of their games in one area of the state so they don’t really have any meaningful measuring stick regarding the rest of Georgia. The farthest Tucker has traveled all season was 25 miles, and that was against their only non-region opponent. Warner Robins, Northside Warner Robins, Creekside and Gainesville are a few other teams that could win in AAAAA, and I’m sure I omitted a few other legitimate candidates (a couple of which are in Tucker’s region). I don’t really have a personal favorite in this classification.

I don’t know what to make of AAAAAA – it seems like two areas of the state field the best competition, with a couple of exceptions, such as Lovejoy, McEachern, and Archer. I can’t pick a winner, but I’d bet the tea comes from Region 1 or Gwinnett County. My heart wants Lovejoy to win it all, though.

I don’t keep up with AA or A football to make any kind of assessment that’s objective, so I’ll be subjective and hope that Lamar County wins it all in AA and Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in A since both are local to my hometown.

I know this is supposed to be a AAAA blog, but I figured I’d give my opinions on all the classes in one spot as opposed to going from blog to blog. Call me lazy – sorry If I offended anyone by doing so.

Old Bear

November 9th, 2013
4:02 am

That should be “state” title in the first paragraph. “Stats” are for losers.

purple hurricanes baby

November 9th, 2013
7:13 am

@ Old Bear

In regards to AAAAA, my buddy coaches for Tucker. He is one of the defensive coaches there. They really do have a good team this yr.. Ironically, he lives in Monroe by me and commutes their every day!!!!

purple hurricanes baby

November 9th, 2013
7:16 am

Old Bear,

Sorry, it should be commutes “there” every day…. . I’m already tailgating for the GA game today.. It must show in my typing already!!!!

Creek Rising!!!

November 9th, 2013
7:43 am

Sandy Creek separated itself when they held Carrollton to 88 yards and 7 points which no other team will do. They also separated itself by virtue of their 76-3-1 record.
All these blown up numbers from playing inferior competition has folks overly optimistic.
My concern is with playing Cedartown next Friday and not who will meet at the dome. All those 50 point games will stop in two weeks for those that remain and then we will see what’s real

Timmy

November 9th, 2013
7:53 am

Im a MA fan. I am also realistic. Sandy Creek is a football factory like Buford. MA has 8-10 great players and some good players also. They arent 3 deep at each position like SC. I wish MA the best.

Timmy

November 9th, 2013
7:56 am

Also. That SC/Alexander game gave alot of AAAA fans some hope. Maybe SC is vunerable and someone can surprise them. We shall see.

Yo mamas baby daddy

November 9th, 2013
8:27 am

Yall hs punkys sux. Florida football so much better. Yall boys sissy fied. Sandy Creek, Carrollton, po choices for winngs the tittle. Yall be seeing yo stanking it up

Go Trojans!

November 9th, 2013
8:45 am

Let the chatter begin!

Obviously The Creek has to be considered the front runner. Someone has to knock them off as champions.

Monroe & Griffen look good as well. I haven’t seen all their games and don’t know the competitiion there.

Carrollton will be competative as will Marist and a few others. We’ll see in the upcoming weeks!

Best time of the year! Playoff football in AAAA

Bob

November 9th, 2013
8:56 am

The old saying goes ” In order to be the man you have to beat the man” and until someone does this Sandy Creek is the man. As a fan of another team I hate it, but that is just the way it is.

Big cat 84

November 9th, 2013
9:12 am

Well said Bob..

Just a Fan

November 9th, 2013
9:38 am

Timmy-SC did not play with a full contingent on defense in the Alexander game-rumor is there are some disipline problems.

FirstDownCreeekkk!!!

November 9th, 2013
1:58 pm

Discipline issues at Creek have been resolved. Focus now is on Cedartown and Nick Chubb. The strategy will be to move the chains, control the clock and keep Chubb off of the field. When Chubb IS on the field, defense will gang tackle and force others on offense to beat su (same strategy we deployed against Carrollton). T

This time of year is all about “WIN AND ADVANCE”. Point differential, points scored, points allowed, and all of those other stats that look good are meaningless. The beauty contest is over! Win by 1 point and you move on. Pressure burst pipes and now is the time of year to see who, players and coaches, can perform under the pressure.

TOpNOTCHfan

November 9th, 2013
3:19 pm

Yall talk this and that about griffin,MA, and Creek, But trust & believe stockbridge is a state contender. they are a much better team since the griffin game, they have a senior now at quarterback and they are holding teams to below 10 points. there offense can now back-up the defensive side of the ball. So watch out for Stockbridge to make a deep run in the playoffs.

Trojan Dad 55

November 11th, 2013
11:26 am

Stockbridge will find out in the quarter final against MA, if they can get past Macon Westside. Big boy defense gets tired against little fast boys. Westside will be a good test.

Just a Fan

November 11th, 2013
3:04 pm

Trojan Dad 55-how nice of you to give MA a win over Carrollton without the game being played-it could happen but hasnt yet.